Hovatn

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Hovatn
Hovatnet
Hovatn setesdalen 1.JPG
Hovatnet is located in Aust-Agder
Hovatnet
Hovatnet
Location of the lake
Hovatnet is located in Norway
Hovatnet
Hovatnet
Hovatnet (Norway)
LocationBygland, Aust-Agder
Coordinates58°58′29″N 7°47′05″E / 58.9746°N 07.7848°E / 58.9746; 07.7848Coordinates: 58°58′29″N 7°47′05″E / 58.9746°N 07.7848°E / 58.9746; 07.7848
TypeReservoir
Primary inflowsDrengsvatn lake
Primary outflowsHovassåni river
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length4.3 kilometres (2.7 mi)
Max. width2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi)
Surface area6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Shore length118.31 kilometres (11.38 mi)
Surface elevation691 metres (2,267 ft)
ReferencesNVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Hovatn or Hovatnet is a lake in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the Otra river drainage basin. The 6.85-square-kilometre (2.64 sq mi) lake is regulated and is used by the nearby Hovatn hydroelectric power plant. The dam has an outlet into the Hovassåni river which empties into the Åraksfjorden near Åraksbø.[1]

Hovatn is located in the Otra watershed, but only 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the east is the lake Topsæ which is in the Tovdalselva drainage basin.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bygland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-20.